Homeschooling

Help Kids Set Priorities and manage their time

10 ways to Help your Child Effectively Set Priorities and manage their time

Every parent wants their children to make good choices and have a happy, successful life. In order for this to happen, children must be able to prioritize and manage their time well. Unfortunately, this doesn’t come naturally for many children or parents. These skills must be developed and practiced on a regular basis. And, if …

10 ways to Help your Child Effectively Set Priorities and manage their time Read More »

Homeschooling: The Socialization Factor

Homeschooling: What About the Socialization Factor?

One of the most often heard questions when considering homeschooling is, “Aren’t you worried about socialization?” I’m not sure if those questions are truly about socialization, or if they’re about socializing. There’s a big difference between the two. While this issue of socialization seems to be on the minds of people against homeschooling, those who …

Homeschooling: What About the Socialization Factor? Read More »

Helping A Struggling Reader

10 Strategies and Activities to Improve Working memory: ADHD and memory Challenges

Everyone can have a difficult time remembering things sometimes. However, if you see this happening with your children frequently, it could be a sign of low working memory which could be another sign of ADHD (though not necessarily). I recently learned (from a therapist and reading specialist), that there is a big correlation between ADHD …

10 Strategies and Activities to Improve Working memory: ADHD and memory Challenges Read More »

DIY Homeschool Room Ideas

10 Simple DIY Homeschool Room Ideas (for small spaces with ADHD Kids)

Homeschool environments come and go but learning is a constant. I truly believe learning can happen anywhere and having a dedicated homeschool room, while nice, doesn’t happen to work in our space (hey we live in a 730 sq ft apt in DC) or for my ADHD kid. He needs variety. And… he needs distraction …

10 Simple DIY Homeschool Room Ideas (for small spaces with ADHD Kids) Read More »

My Seven Year Old On Homeschooling

my Seven-Year-old on Homeschooling: And why your Child might want to homeschool Too

As my son and I got out our frying pan, ready for a fun game from our All About Reading lesson on our living room floor, I glanced over at his glowing face and casually asked, “Is this the kind of stuff you did in your kindergarten class?” His eyes widened as he shouted “Absolutely …

my Seven-Year-old on Homeschooling: And why your Child might want to homeschool Too Read More »

Books That Teach Kids Social-Emotional Intelligence

17 Books That Teach Kids Social-Emotional Intelligence: Empathy, Growth Mindset, Feelings, Self-Regulation and more!

Homeschooling a hyper ADHD boy, I often feel overwhelmed and drained, as if there is infinitely more to accomplish than there are hours in a day, as if I am living in a perpetual fog of “to-dos” as I run-around putting out the “fires” behind my son. As a hyper ADHD boy with low executive …

17 Books That Teach Kids Social-Emotional Intelligence: Empathy, Growth Mindset, Feelings, Self-Regulation and more! Read More »

Deschooling

123…Deschooling!

Home learners who have withdrawn a child from school often find a time of “deschooling” to be beneficial. The term “deschooling” or “refreshment” has come to mean the process of reawakening the child’s natural curiosity and interest in learning, by reducing or entirely removing enforced, coercive, and compulsory learning and formal academics. This approach can …

123…Deschooling! Read More »